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Homemade Baby Food - The Supplies

How to Make Baby Food

If your baby is ready for real food, here are some of the basic supplies you’ll need to make homemade, healthy baby food.

I make my pureed baby food on the weekend and then freeze in ice cube trays for easy portions during the week at daycare. The baby blender is optional, but the reason I really like it is because it’s smaller than normal blenders and easier to wash.

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Shell Sandcastle Art

Sandcastle Kids Art

Thinking outside the sandbox! Now your kids can create their own shell sandcastles without going to the beach.

Unfortunately where we live in San Diego there aren't as many cool shells on the beach as you'd think. So as much as I'd like to take the credit for my mad skills in shell collecting, these are all store bought. But they are actually from my wedding in 2010, so I feel better finally finding a home for them!

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5 Things to Leave Off Your Baby Registry

Children Toys

Creating a registry for your new baby can be very overwhelming. You are new to this whole parenting thing and you want to be prepared for your baby’s arrival. The registry lists that stores give you can make you feel like every item is essential. They make it seem like you must be a terrible parent if you don’t want your baby’s bottom to be toasty warm every time they are changed, or that you are failing parenting if your newborn is not ready to hit the runway decked out from head to toe. Here are 5 things I would definitely leave off my registry if I were to do it all again!

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Kids Geometric Painting

Kid Arts and Crafts

My 4 year old is learning about shapes and colors at preschool this year, so I decided to try a little art project at home that would get her thinking about both. We used painter's tape to create different shapes for her to paint in. This made it simple for her to stay within the lines because the tape served as a nice barrier for her broad brush strokes. A simple project that looks like a masterpiece!

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Dollar Store Sand Toys

Dollar Store Sandbox Toys

My kids love playing in the sand, and my 1 year old is finally starting to enter a phase where he does not put every single grain of sand in his mouth, so I decided it was time to refresh my sand toy collection. I headed over to one of my favorite haunting grounds – the dollar store.

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How is Your Coffee Decaffeinated?

Coffee Smile

Since launching Mommee Coffee, Emilie and I have learned a lot about coffee roasting! From the beginning, we knew that we wanted to offer a variety of caffeination levels so that moms and moms-to-be can control and cater their caffeine intake along their mommee journey.

There are three main ways to remove caffeine from coffee. We stay away from the first commonly used method. It utilizes chemicals like methylene chloride and ethyl acetate to leach the caffeine out of the coffee. Definitely not for us!

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Painting with Water

Children Painting with Water

My kids love playing outdoors, and they are always looking for new activities. We used to do a lot of chalk on the driveway, but since my 1 year old started getting in the mix, it has been difficult to keep him from eating the chalk (and anything else in his sight). So, I came up with a fun activity they could all enjoy.

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5 Things to Consider When Starting a Family-Friendly Job Hunt

Family Work Life Decisions

I recently decided to go back to work full time. My son is almost a year old and has been in daycare part time since 6 months old. I'm ready to go back, but I'm cautious on how much I can handle as a professional and as a mom of two. Here are five things I was able to consider during my family-friendly job hunt - and hopefully you will be able to as well!

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DIY Car Ramps

DIY Car Ramps Mommee Coffee Blog

I made these ramps a few years ago when my oldest daughter was a toddler, and they have been a huge hit, so I decided that it was time to share! The original inspiration came from the children’s area at the botanical gardens near our house. They have these cool wooden ramps and big building blocks in their discovery area and kids love creating their own tracks to roll balls down. I didn’t want to fork out the money for an expensive set online, so I created my own at home using large pieces of rain guttering from the hardware store.

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